Murder charges filed vs. killer of 14-year old student

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BONTOC, Mountain Province – A murder case was filed by local police authorities against the lone suspect in the stabbing to death of a 15-year old high school student in sitio Foyayeng, Bontoc Ili here last week.

Senior Superintendent Oliver Enmodias, director of the Mountain Province Provincial Police Office, said the lone suspect in the stabbing to death of Bryden John Faniswa Crisostomo 15, single, native and a resident of Fatayan, Bontoc Ili, Bontoc Mountain Province, remains at large and will be the subject of a manhunt operation in the coming weeks so that he will be made to answer for the crime he committed.

The stabbing incident reportedly happened at around 6:44 pm of April 10 at sitio Foyayeng, Bontoc Ili.

Initial police investigation showed that the victim, together with his unidentified companion and who is being pinpointed as the suspect went to Mi-ing boarding house knocking the door of the room thereat and the room of one Lynette Banatao Balto, 22, married, Criminology student of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC), native of Maswa, Tinglayan, Kalinga, and presently residing at the said place, who did not open the door on them.

The victim, together with his still unidentified companion, reportedly left the building and while passing through the unlighted stairs, the unidentified suspect with unknown reason stabbed the victim who jumped out along the national road and run towards the front of the Tangilag building while the suspect run towards Katikkid, Foyayeng, Bontoc Ili.

As a result, the victim sustained stabbed wounds secondary to intercostal space left

penetrating wound as to the findings of his attending physician which cause his instantaneous death.

Personnelof the Bontoc municipal police station immediately coordinated with the elements of the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) Team led by Chief Inspector Emilia Montes Calixto of the Provincial Crime Lab who processed the crime scene.

Enmodias said the fling of the case and the subsequent issuance of the warrant of arrest against the suspect would result to the immediate resolution of the case once the suspect decides to surrender.

By Dexter A. See

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